Vacation is my favorite

Around this time last year, my friend Lisa emailed an invitation to celebrate her 40th birthday. At first I thought, That’s strange… she turns 40 next year… Then I realized what was happening. She was inviting a small group of close friends to join her for a week in Mexico. I immediately said yes and told myself I would figure the details out later.

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Well, it’s later, and surprisingly, the details did work out. I paid for the trip just before I received my last paycheck, my mom is coming to help Jim with the girls, and I no longer have to worry about taking five PTO days from work. (The girls typically sucked most of my vacation with their sick days.) Then there was the whole part about taking a week-long vacation without my husband. It took me a while to check my guilt but I did — and it’s nowhere near my luggage. You can look forward to more on that in an upcoming post.

So, yes, it’ll be a lighter posting schedule than usual next week, but I’ll be sure to check in with you here, on Insta (@recoveringcorporate), and on Snapchat (RecoveringCorp) in between cervezas and siestas. Hey, that might just make the perfect hashtag for the trip.


I hope you, too, have a chance to sit down and enjoy a beer this weekend, spending time with people who make you laugh.



 — Shop my suitcase —

Recovering Corporate packs

1. Classic stripe underwire bikini • J. Crew // 2. White Arizona Birkenstock // 3. Scallop-hem short • J.Crew Factory  // 4. Cotton pajama set • J.Crew Factory  // 5. Skinny Overalls • Madewell  // 6. Multi Stripe Clutch • Rebecca Minkoff // 7. Double-Strap Sandal • Jack Rogers // 8. ’73 Logo Roger That Hat • Patagonia

Recovering Corporate Packing 21. Kate Spade Lacey Wallet // 2. Madewell High Riser Shorts // 3. Ray-Ban New Wayfarer // 4. Drybar Triple Sec 3-in-1 // 5. Striped Canvas Tote Handbag • Target // 6. Vaseline Lip Therapy Rosy Lips Lip Balm // 7. Aveda control paste // 8. Moleskine Notebooks

Photos by Gagewood


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